Thursday, April 14, 2011

342 - Young Sam McDowell

About This Player's Boyhood
As the back of the card describes, Sam McDowell was quite an accomplished player in his childhood.  Sam started out as an outfielder, but his father converted him to a pitcher.  His high school accomplishments include the Pennsylvania State Championship and the Colt League World Series.

About This Card
1973 was the second year Topps had included, as part of the regular set, pictures from select players' childhoods.  This set would be the last set the photos appear as part of the set.  However, in 2010, Topps included an insert set, apart from the regular set, of childhood photos from some of today's players.

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